Apple to let developers request consultation on anticipated EU App Store changes

In response to the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) antitrust legislation, Apple has unveiled a set of measures, including the allowance of alternative app stores on the iPhone. In an effort to ensure developers comprehend the forthcoming alterations, Apple has introduced a consultation service, enabling developers to seek guidance on the new guidelines disclosed last month.

Developers keen on understanding EU App Store changes can now request consultations through the Apple Developer website. These sessions, lasting approximately 30 minutes, can be conducted either online or in person, providing developers with the opportunity to delve into any queries they may have. The online consultations cover a broad spectrum, including changes to Safari and the App Store, beyond the scope of App Marketplaces. In-person sessions will take place at an Apple lab located in Cork, Ireland.

Apple elaborates on the consultation topics, stating, “Meet with an Apple team member to discuss changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store impacting apps in the European Union to comply with the Digital Markets Act. Topics include alternative distribution on iOS, alternative payments in the App Store, linking out to purchase on your webpage, new business terms, and more.”

The company emphasizes its commitment to optimizing the consultation labs for developers, with a thorough review of each request, considering the limited space available for in-person appointments. Additional details on the consultation process can be found on Apple’s website, offering developers a comprehensive guide to navigate the evolving landscape shaped by the EU Digital Markets Act.

Written by Sophie Blake


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